Tropical Island Chicken

Tropical Island Chicken

Tropical Island Chicken

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at

The marinade makes a savory statement in this all-time-favorite chicken recipe that I served at our son’s pirate-theme birthday party.  It smelled so good on the grill that guests could hardly wait to try a piece!

Tropical Island Chicken Recipe

Tropical Island Chicken

 ½ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

1/3 cup canola oil

¼ cup water

2 Tbsp. dried minced onions

2 Tbsp. sesame seeds

1 Tbsp. sugar

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. ginger

¾ tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 4 Lb. each), quartered

In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients.  Set aside 1/3 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate.  Pour the remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag.  Add chicken; seal and turn to coat.  Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan.  Place chicken over drip pan and grill, covered, over direct medium heat for 45-60 minutes or until a thermometer reads 180 F., turning and basting often with reserved marinade.         8 servings

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